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How do I lock or un-lock a topic?

These instructions are for the old themes. If you are using a new theme, please use these instructions instead.

Use this feature to close topics from the public. Once a topic has been locked, no new replies will be accepted in it. It's ideal for posting announcements or making sure important discussions do not veer off topic.

You can lock or un-lock a topic by following the directions below:

  1. Login to your forum account. (must be a moderator or administrator account)
  2. If your forum has multiple categories. click the link for the forum the topics are in.
  3. Check the checkbox next to each topic you would like to lock or un-lock.
  4. Select "Lock" or "Un-Lock" in the dropdown box located towards the bottom of the page and click "Go". If there is no Lock or Un-Lock option or there are no checkboxes that means the appropriate permissions are not set for the moderator account.

Notes:
  • You can also lock a topic when you are creating it. If you are logged into your moderator or administrator account when you are creating the new topic, you will see a "Lock this topic" option on the page.
  • Moderators are exempt from locked topics. They will still be able to post replies to the topic as they normally would.

Locking or Un-Locking topics in the mobile version:

  1. Login to your forum account. (Must be a moderator or administrator account.)
  2. Browse to the category where the topics that you want to lock or un-lock are located.
  3. Click on the Edit tab.
  4. Select the check box next to each topic you would like to lock or un-lock.
  5. Click on the More tab.
  6. Select Lock or Un-Lock option.
    Note: If there is no Lock or Un-Lock option or there are no checkboxes, that means the appropriate permissions are not set for the moderator account.


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